The Circularity Gap Report 2022

By the Circle Economy
04/04/22

HALF A TRILLION TONNES OF VIRGIN MATERIALS, OUR WORLD IS ONLY 8.6% CIRCULAR.

Over the six years between headline-grabbing conferences in the climate calendar, the global economy consumed half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials.

This means that between the 'COP25 in Paris', 2015, where the Paris Agreement was formed and COP26 in Glasgow, 2021, 70% more virgin materials were extracted than what the Earth can safely replenish.

This cannot continue—we only have one planet.